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The gents at ReignDesign have been doing their bit during the month formerly known as November, by growing moustaches and raising money for men's health charity as part of Movember!
Our chosen charity is Prostate Cancer UK, who support world-class research into prostate cancer, and also spread awareness of the disease and provide support for sufferers.
Here we are at the start of the month, clean-shaved in our group photo!
The other team members pledged money if Matt would come to work in an angel costume. So he did!
We also teamed up with our friends at Kakadu Shanghai! We organised two barbecues and a scavenger hunt around Shanghai, with the proceeds going to charity.
And here are the guys at the end of the month, sporting a dashing variety of moustaches.
While we had a lot of fun over the month, there's a serious message here. Men can often be too embarrassed to talk about their health problems or ignore symptoms. So it's important we get the message out that it's OK to discuss things like prostate cancer, and to see your doctor if you're worried about anything!
By the 30th Movember, we raised an amazing 1,267 USD for Prostate Cancer! If you'd like to donate, you can still donate via Matt's JustGiving page.
So, a lot of you
I'm sure are familiar with
Grand Central Dispatch
- Hidden Gems in Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, WWDC Session 228
At ReignDesign we're a big fan of AsciiWWDC, a great resource for reading and searching the full-text transcripts of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference session videos.
And there's something a little poetic about the way the transcripts are listed. This inspired some late-night hacking creating wwdc-haiku, a simple Python script which, given a session number, attempts to scan the transcript of a single session for possible haikus (that is, sentences with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern).
$ ./wwdc-haiku 228 And what happens is you choose that and you see a window like this pop So, it's going to look very similar to the last example And actually I'm backing it this time by a dictionary So, a lot of you I'm sure are familiar with Grand Central Dispatch It's just one of those things that it takes a while to get into your head I think the two most useful and interesting ones are max and min It's returning a Boolean whether or not it was successful So, was that that was pretty fast, but I think we hit everybody
Yes, we know our haikus won't pass muster with any Japanese poetry scholars... but do clone the code from Github and have fun!
What can you do with
these? Well, in Jay's Donut Shop
I had this problem
- What’s New in Core Location, WWDC Session 307
The Grub & Groove pub in Shanghai hosts a series of talks on Tuesday evenings called The Thinkery. Under the slogan of ‘everything is interesting’, they invite people to give a talk on the topic of their choice. Recently I gave a talk entitled “Doing It With Twins: The Twin Primes Conjecture”
Last month, visiting graphic designer Anja Riese created a colorful and abstract map of Shanghai. It was her love for the city that inspired her to create this map. "I really like that the team of ReignDesign comes from all over the world. With all the different cultural backgrounds, I think it's nice to get an idea of what they like about the city."
The ReignDesign map of Shanghai is now ready for distribution! If you would like a copy, feel free to swing by our office to pick one up: Park Space Innovation Center, 169 Mengzi Road, Building 3, Unit 301-302. Or contact us, and we'll be happy to mail it to you.
Music is sometimes really helpful for getting lost in your work, and at Reign you see a lot of headphones and tapping feet in a otherwise quiet office.
Ever wondered what kind of music your coworkers are listening to?
Or why, when I did, I realised we would probably never be able to agree on a playlist with such varied musical tastes. Here is roughly 5 songs from each of our team members, all mixed up. Click to download & get to know them:
Or listen to it on Spotify. (However here, all of the Chinese songs, some of the remixes and French songs are missing. )